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DIY hydro drip bucket with 3D printed drip ring

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DIY hydro drip bucket with 3D printed drip ring by mraiser Jun 17, 2016
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1 x 5 gallon bucket
1 x 4 gallon pot
1 x 3 gallon pot
1 x 18" rubber tubing (6" OD)
1 x 3" rubber tubing clear (6" OD)
1 x 12v 5000RPM peristaltic pump
1 x Pump holder
1 x Drip ring
3 Gallons clay pebbles

They go together exactly like you think they would, and cost about $25 in parts. Reservoir recirculation system to follow as separate thing.

UPDATE 6/27/16
Added long peristaltic pump spike. Don't hang the pump off the side of the bucket. When it fails, and it will fail, it will make a mess. Use the spike and suspend the pump above the clay pellets, where it can do no damage.

UPDATE 9/9/16
Do not use peristaltic pumps unless your waterings are very infrequent. They are not designed for prolonged use. Use this instead:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1761985

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